Ala-Eddin Al Moustafa has earned his B.Sc. in Biological Sciences in 1982 from Aleppo University (Aleppo-Syria) and his Master as well as Ph.D. in the field of Oncogenes in the embryo from the Institute of Cellular and Molecular Embryology of the CNRS and College de France and University of Paris XIII (Paris-France) in 1988 and 1992, respectively. Then, he completed his training as a postdoctoral fellow at the Biotechnology Research Institute of the NRCC and McGill University (Montreal-Canada); he then became a project director and an assistant professor at the LDI and the Oncology Department of McGill University, respectively.
On the other hand, Dr. Al Moustafa and in collaboration with his Colleagues from Aleppo University established the first Cancer Research Centre in Aleppo-Syria within the Syrian Society Against Cancer in September 2009, where he was appointed as a Director of this Centre. He also founded the Middle-Eastern Association for Cancer Research (MEACR).
His main research focuses on the roles of several Oncogenes, gene cooperation and Onco-viruses, especially high-risk HPV and EBV in human carcinogenesis and metastasis. He is also interested in exploring the roles of EGF-receptor members in the progression of human cancer through their interactions with cell-cell adhesion proteins.